Learn: 3 Ways to Your Heart's True Path
52 Birds: Week 16

Explore: 7 Tools for Finding Your Heart's True Path

In Learn: 3 Ways to Your Heart's True Path, I mentioned just a few self-discovery resources. This post is a complete list of the books that have guided my exploration of my heart's true path over the past several years. I've listed the books roughly in the order in which I experienced them.

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Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort of Joy
Sarah Ban Breathnach teaches six principles of abundance and authenticity:
gratitude, simplicity, order, harmony, beauty and joy.


Strengths Finder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup's Now, Discover Your Strengths
 An online quiz identifies your six strengths. The book's strength profiles describe each area and suggest ways to live your strengths.


The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self
Working through Julia Cameron's program reintroduced me to journaling, taught me to accept my talents where they are right now and encouraged me to explore.


The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters
With her architect's perspective, Sarah Susanka shows how to recognize and respect the personal values and activities that offer meaning in life.


Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live
The key lesson I learned from Martha Beck's book was how to pay attention to and respect the physical signals my body provides regarding finding and staying on my life's true path.


Life Is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally
Discovering Patti Digh's book rekindled my dormant love and need for practicing creativity in my daily life.     

I Will Not Die an Unlived Life: Reclaiming Purpose and Passion

Dawna Markova points out that without a connection with our community and the people around us, we are unable to complete the circle of personal fulfillment.


Reading and working through these books, has inspired me to change how I approach my life each day. What books or other resources would you add to this heart's-path list? Share your suggestions via twitter or in the comments below.